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August 2018
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Enter Shikari's new December / January / February tour is crazy long

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Published: 10:54 am, July 11, 2018Words: Sam Taylor.
Enter Shikari's new December / January / February tour is crazy long

Enter Shikari are hitting the road this December for their longest tour to date.

Playing in support of latest album ‘The Spark’, it’ll kick off at the Engine Shed in Lincoln and includes a night at London’s O2 Brixton Academy. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 13th July.

Rou Reynolds says: “Our most recent UK tours have been of the “eight or nine shows in arenas / big sheds” variety, so we consciously wanted to switch it up a bit going into 2019. Enter Shikari have always kept dipping back into more intimate venues over the years, no matter how big our headline shows have become. That’s where we cut our teeth. The heat-sweat-and-visceral-human-connection of smaller gigs is every bit the equal of the impressive-scale-and-expensive-production of arena shows. We’ve never seen the latter as an evolution away from the former. They exist on opposite sides of the same coin for us.

“It's also no secret that austerity and the looming potential disaster of Brexit have seen people having to be a lot more careful with how they spend their money. With things being what they are right now, it doesn’t seem fair for only those who can afford the travel to a major city for a night out (plus the inevitable other costs that go along with it) to be able to see a show. Playing 28 dates across the UK is our way of taking what we do back to as many people as possible, in the most intimate and direct way.”

The tour will visit:

DECEMBER
01 Lincoln, Engine Shed
02 Keele, SU
03 Hull, The Welly
04 Cardiff, Tramshed
06 Frome, Cheese & Grain
07 Exeter, Lemongrove
08 Plymouth, SU
09 Portsmouth, Pyramids

JANUARY
10 Sheffield, o2 Academy
11 Nottingham, Rock City
12 London, o2 Brixton Academy
13 Leicester, o2 Academy
15 Llandudno, Cymru
16 Liverpool, o2 Academy
18 Bristol, o2 Academy
19 Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
20 Norwich, UEA
23 Glasgow, Barrowland
24 Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom
25 Inverness, Ironworks
26 Preston, Guildhall
28 Northampton, Roadmender
29 Southampton, Guildhall
30 Cambridge, Corn Exchange

FEBRUARY
01 Birmingham, o2 Academy
02 Leeds, o2 Academy
03 Manchester Academy
04 Newcastle, o2 Academy

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